St Mary's CE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. 

In an emergency situation these are the numbers for Rochdale Children’s Social Care:

Rochdale Social Care (EHASH) – 0300 3030 440 (

Emergency Duty Social Worker 4:45pm – 8am & weekends – 0300 303 8875

LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer (Louise Hurst) 0300 303 0350 (


Operation Encompass

Keeping Safe Online

Online safety is something that we take seriously at St Mary's. We strive to make sure that all of our children are equipped for the technological world and know how to keep themselves safe. 

According to Ofcom’s most recent research, a significant proportion of children are already online by the time they start school.

To help our parents and carers, we have provided some advice about setting up the most appropriate apps for your children, and how to manage what your child can access. We signpost advice weekly as part of our Web Wednesday support on our Facebook Page.

Rochdale Safeguarding Children's Partnership & Policy information

Rochdale Borough Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Partnership has three key partners: the Local Authority, the Police and the Clinical Commissioning Group. The partnership has a child centred and co-ordinated approach with a focus on continuous improvement where safeguarding is "everyone's business" and children and their families are supported by flexible and responsive services at the right time.

Use this link to access their website: the 

Please click this link for the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education Advice

Please find our latest Safeguarding Policy

Please find our Safeguarding Handbook